Category Archives: Bearings

Combat Electrical Erosion with SKF

Unexpected bearing failures in electric motors can cause downtime, lost production, repair costs, extra manpower expense and other negative consequences. One cause of these bearing failures can be electrical erosion. This is internal bearing damage due to induced currents in the motors under normal running... Read More

New Bearings From Baldor-Dodge

Factory Assembled ISAF Pillow Blocks Dodge large-bore ISAF Pillow Blocks feature integral hydraulically-assisted, adapter-mounted installation and removal systems. The Hydraulic ISAF Pillow Block Bearing is designed to reduce total cost of ownership through factory assembly and sealed, lubricated replaceable inner units. Patented Adapter Mounting System... Read More

Shaft Guard Technology from Timken

The critical job of securing a bearing to a shaft often requires the use of setscrews. They work, but sometimes the collateral damage they produce can result in the undesired side effect of added cost. Removing a bearing secured by setscrews often reveals a damaged... Read More

Self Lube Bearings From Isostatic Industries

Good maintenance practice dictates regular lubrication of bearings. Doing this assures dependable performance, good machine reliability and a certain relief from unexpected downtime. Unfortunately, not all bearings are easily lubricated, because not all bearings are easily accessed. Isostatic Industries has a solution: Oilube® self-lubricating bearings... Read More

Got a Shaft? Get a Grip!

When the Dodge (now Baldor) Grip-Tight Adapter Mounted Ball Bearing was introduced in the fall of 2002, the team responsible for designing and marketing the bearing knew they had a product that was like no other in the industry. Theirs was a uniquely engineered product... Read More

Don’t Be Cheap on Bearings

My old boss, Al Markland, took pride in saving money. He bought his clothes on sale, carried his lunch to work, drove low priced cars until they had high mileage, used grocery store coupons. He even only went to low priced movies. Markland wasn't thrifty.... Read More